March 2020

We are on the lookout for a new UK representative to the Sail Training International Youth council. The ideal candidate is a young person (aged 18 – 27) who is passionate about Sail Training and has time available.

Over the last few years the role has involved working with other international country representatives to create marketing material for schools and colleges, promoting the use of Sail Training in academic research, assisting with the Sail on Board initiative in race ports, improving welfare of trainees during races, and generally raising awareness of Sail Training as a whole. It is a fun international group, further details are on the Sail Training International site.

The right person needs to have sailed with a UK Sail Training organisation and be familiar with the sector. Training and briefings can be provided.

To apply for this voluntary role, go to the online application form . Further details are provided under the link. Applications are now open and close on 27th March.

For any further questions, please contact me or the current postholder Jack Dignan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


'Sail Training is not just limited to the waters of the UK, there are hundreds of Sail Training organisations all around the world giving young people the opportunity to go to sea. National Sail Training organisations, such as ASTO, are members of Sail Training International (STI) who promote the development and education of young people around the world through Sail Training.

Young people are right at the heart of Sail Training International’s purpose. STI have therefore set up an International Youth Forum to:

  • Ensure the decision making processes in Sail Training International take account of the views and interests of young people in developing strategies and activities for the future, and
  • Enhance the credibility of their organisation and their focus on young people with external organisations and authorities.

The UK Representative plays an active role in the International Youth Forum sitting alongside other international members.


If you are interested in representing and promoting the wants and needs of young people who take part in Sail Training in the UK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further details.